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Six Nations: Team Of The Weekend

Wales v England - RBS Six Nations

This weekend we were treated to two brilliant Six Nations fixtures. England and Wales played out one of the most physical games seen this season, while France and Scotland offered up a hugely entertaining spectacle in Paris. Ireland’s demolition of Italy will inevitably bring questions over their future participation in the tournament, particularly as Georgia’s demand for inclusion has grown louder in …

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Winners And Losers – Scotland v France

France vs Scotland Scotland's Finn Russell kicks a penalty

After upsetting Ireland in Murrayfield last weekend Scotland headed to the Stade de France on Sunday buoyed by a spirit and a sense of optimism that can only really come with a major Six Nations scalp. Vern Cotter’s side snapped a 10 game losing streak to France last year but couldn’t replicate their 2016 performance in Paris on Sunday as …

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Ranking The Top 50 Players In Contention For A Place On The British And Irish Lions Tour

Six Nations EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Stuart Hogg of Scotland is tackled by Keith Earls of Ireland during the RBS 6 Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield Stadium on February 4, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Despite being only one game into the Six Nations Championship, Warren Gatland will have the names of between 20-25 players locked in for selection in his British and Irish Lions squad. Indeed, despite showing some indifferent form over the weekend, both Maro Itoje and Conor Murray are no doubt among the short list of players Gatland has earmerked for selection. …

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Vern Cotter Unveils Scottish Team To Face France In Paris

Scotland v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

Following on from their dramatic opening day win over Ireland, Scotland will be looking to claim their first win in Paris since 1999 and underline their position as Championship contenders. However, in order to do so Vern Cotter’s side will have to beat a French team that will have taken an awful lot of confidence from their defeat in Twickenham last …

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Guy Noves Names French Team To Face Scotland

France v England - RBS Six Nations

After impressing in defeat in Twickenham last weekend, Guy Noves has made one change to the French team for their second round Six Nations clash against Scotland. In what could be seen as a like for like replacement, Noves has dropped Damien Chouly to the bench and opted to start Loann Goujon in the number six jersey instead. Both players are …

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Three Different Back Row Combinations Available to Joe Schmidt And Ireland

Scotland v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

While picking over the bones of Ireland’s defeat at the hands of Scotland in Murrayfield, it became clear to most observers and fans that Vern Cotter had identified Ireland’s back row as an area of potential weakness. Although Ryan Wilson, Hamish Watson and Josh Strauss may not be as highly regarded as CJ Stander, Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip, the Scottish trio dominated …

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Ireland Dominate Official Six Nations Team Of The Week

Despite suffering a 27-22 defeat at the hands of Scotland on the opening weekend of the Six Nations, Ireland dominate the official team of the week. Altogether, Joe Schmidt’s side have six players included; Jack McGrath, Tadhg Furlong, CJ Stander, Sean O’Brien, Conor Murray and Paddy Jackson. Scottish fans will be wondering how such a selection came about, particularly as …

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The Winners And Losers From The Opening Round Of The Six Nations

On this week's edition of The Oval Office, we discuss all things Six Nations with George Hook, Paul Williams from Rugby World magazine and former Ireland u-20 international Adam McBurney. https://soundcloud.com/punditarenarugby/six-nations-preview-featuring-george-hook-paul-williams-and-adam-mcburney

Winners: 1. Scotland and Stuart Hogg Scottish fans struggled their hide their giddiness ahead of the Championship, but it wasn’t clear if their not so subtle confidence was misplaced. However, we only had to wait eight minutes to find our answer when Stuart Hogg went over for his first try of the game. Scotland went on to dominate the remainder …

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Six Nations: Team Of The Weekend

Lions Scotland v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

Anyone who thought that Ireland and England were simply counting down to a final day showdown in Dublin were shocked in Dublin this weekend. Scotland produced some brilliant running rugby to beat Ireland in Murrayfield, opening up an Irish defence that looked flat-footed in the face of the agile Stuart Hogg and the skilful Huw Jones. Although Ireland’s power game …

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The Irish XV That Needs To Start Against Italy

Ireland may have fallen at the first hurdle in their bid to land a Grand Slam, but Joe Schmidt’s side can take confidence from the fact that they are more than capable of addressing the deficiencies exposed by Scotland. With Italy up next and the first Six Nations rest weekend to follow, Ireland have plenty of time to reflect on …

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Gregor Townsend Takes Pop At Ronan O’Gara On Twitter

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 13 : Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend during the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 4 match, between Glasgow Warriors and Toulouse at Scotstoun Stadium on December 13, 2014 in Glasgow Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images) Ronan O'Gara

Ireland’s Six Nations campaign opened with a loss today in Murrayfield, as Scotland edged a classic. Before the game, RTÉ analyst and former Irish out-half Ronan O’Gara stoked the flames in declaring that he would love to see Ireland “hammer” their hosts. “I hope Ireland hammer them today because of the way Scotland behaved during the week. “[Scotland were] too …

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Watch: Ronan O’Gara Rips Into Ireland Amid Murrayfield Dissapointment

Ireland fans were left disappointed after their side’s Grand Slam hopes evaporated in Murrayfield on Saturday evening. Scotland dominated the first half, with Huw Jones and Stuart Hogg causing a great deal of damage with ball in hand. The pair combined to score Scotland’s second try, after the centre straightened the line before releasing Hogg to score. Ireland defence was exposed …

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Twitter Reacts As Scotland And Ireland Open The Six Nations With An Absolute Thriller

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The opening game of the 2017 Six Nations Championship certainly didn’t disappoint as Scotland and Ireland battled out an absolute thriller.  Scotland ran riot in the first half as Joe Schmidt’s side faltered, with their set-pieces disappointing in particular. Stuart Hogg crossed twice before Alex Dunbar added a third try as Ireland were caught sleeping at the line-out. Keith Earls …

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How Far Has Scotland’s Rugby Revival Come?

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 13: Vern Cotter, the Scotland head coach looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium on March 13, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Over the past two years Scottish rugby has seen an upturn in fortunes, for both the national side and club teams, but will it end with Six Nations glory? Sir Ian McGeechan, speaking to the Daily Record in 2015, stated that: “Scotland can cause problems but it will require big players such as Richie and Jonny Gray to keep on …

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Joe Schmidt Unveils Irish Team To Face Scotland

As expected, Joe Schmidt has not made any surprise inclusions in Ireland’s starting XV for Saturday’s tie against Scotland. Although some commentators and fans have been arguing for the inclusion of either Simon Zebo or Tiernan O’Halloran at fullback, Andrew Trimble’s groin injury didn’t give much space for Schmidt for manoeuvre. Had the Ulster winger been available, Schmidt may have …

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